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Midlands 3 West (North)

Midlands 3 West (North)
Current season or competition:
2018–19 Midlands 3 West (North)
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Sport Rugby union
Number of teams 12
Country  England
Holders Telford Hornets (2nd title) (2017–18)
(promoted to Midlands 2 West (North))
Most titles Burntwood, Leek, Newcastle (Staffs), Telford Hornets, Veseyans, Willenhall (2 titles)
Website England RFU

Midlands 3 West (North) is a level 8 English Rugby Union league and level 3 of the Midlands League, made up of teams from the northern part of the West Midlands region including Shropshire, Staffordshire, parts of Birmingham and the West Midlands and occasionally Cheshire, with home and away matches played throughout the season.

The division was formed for the 2000-01 when the old Midlands 4 West was split into two regional divisions called Midlands 4 West (North) and Midlands 4 West (South) and gained its current title for the 2009-10 season due to further restructuring to the Midlands League. Promoted teams tend to move up to Midlands 2 West (North) while demoted teams typically drop to Midlands 4 West (North).

2018–19

Participating teams & locations

2017–18

Participating teams & locations

Teams 2016-17

Teams 2015-16

Teams 2014-15

Teams 2013-14

Teams 2012–13

Teams 2010–11

Midlands 3 West (North) Honours

Midlands 3 West (North) Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 17 Newcastle (Staffs) Birmingham Exiles Manor Park, Copsewood Midlands 4 West[a 1]
1999-00[2] 17 Kidderminster Old Yardleians [a 2] No relegation[a 3] Midlands 4 West
2000-01[3] 10 Bridgnorth Lordswood Dixonians Warley, Edwardians Midlands 4 West (North)
2001-02[4] 10 Burntwood Willenhall Wheaton Aston, Cleobury Mortimer, Handsworth Midlands 4 West (North)
2002-03[5] 10 Telford Hornets Old Saltleians No relegation Midlands 4 West (North)
2003-04[6] 10 Wednesbury Newport (Salop) Handsworth, Uttoxeter Midlands 4 West (North)
2004-05[7] 10 Newcastle (Staffs) Ludlow Yardley & District, Selly Oak Midlands 4 West (North)
2005-06[8] 10 Old Saltleians Burntwood No relegation[a 4] Midlands 4 West (North)
2006-07[9] 12 Leek Lordswood Dixonians Old Griffinians, Aldridge Midlands 4 West (North)
2007-08[10] 12 Old Halesonians Bournville Telford Hornets, Harborne Midlands 4 West (North)
2008-09[11] 12 Willenhall Shrewsbury Cleobury Mortimer Midlands 4 West (North)[a 5]
2009-10[12] 12 Leek Tamworth Bloxwich Midlands 3 West (North)
2010-11[13] 12 Burntwood Moseley Oak Bishop's Castle & Onny Valley, Telford Hornets Midlands 3 West (North)
2011-12[14] 12 Veseyans Wolverhampton Harborne, Uttoxeter Midlands 3 West (North)
2012-13[15] 12 Willenhall Stourbridge Lions Cleobury Mortimer, Eccleshall Midlands 3 West (North)
2013-14[16] 12 Veseyans Shrewsbury Market Drayton, Yardley & District Midlands 3 West (North)
2014-15[17] 12 Handsworth Harborne Aston Old Edwardians, Uttoxeter Midlands 3 West (North)
2015-16[18] 12 Tamworth Newcastle (Staffs) Bloxwich, Wednesbury Midlands 3 West (North)
2016-17[19] 12 Ludlow Cleobury Mortimer Eccleshall, Clee Hill Midlands 3 West (North)
2017-18[20] 12 Telford Hornets Stafford Barton-Under-Needwood, Willenhall Midlands 3 West (North)
2018-19 12
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Number of league titles

Notes

  1. ^ Mistakenly referred to as Midlands 4 East (South) on RFU website.
  2. ^ Nuneaton Old Edwardians and Leek were also promoted. The reason for more teams being promoted than usual was due to Midlands league restructuring. Old Yardleians and Leek went up to Midlands 3 West (North) where they joined champions Kidderminster while Nuneaton Old Edwardians went up to Midlands 3 West (South)
  3. ^ There was no relegation due to restructuring of the Midlands league with teams instead being transferred to the new look Midlands 4 West (North) or Midlands 4 West (South) for the following season.
  4. ^ No relegation as the division would be increased from 10 to 12 teams for the following season.
  5. ^ Last season as Midlands 4 West (North). Would be renamed Midlands 3 West (North) for the following season.
  6. ^ One of Newcastle (Staffs) titles was won when division was unified as Midlands 4 West.
  7. ^ Kidderminster's title was won when division was unified as Midlands 4 West.

See also

References

  1. ^ "1998-1999 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "1999-2000 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "2000-2001 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "2001-2002 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "2002-2003 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "2003-2004 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "2004-2005 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "2005-2006 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "2006-2007 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "2007-2008 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "2008-2009 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "2009-2010 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "2010-2011 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "2011-2012 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "2012-2013 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "2013-2014 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "2014-2015 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  18. ^ "2015-2016 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "2016-2017 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  20. ^ "2017-2018 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 28 April 2018. 
  • English RFU (2008). "Rugby First". RFU. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 21 July 2008. 
  • Rugby First: To view previous seasons in the league, search for any club within that league then click on to club details followed by fixtures and then select the appropriate season.